Women's Healthcare Center (WHC) Amsterdam believes that personal data of visitors and patients should be treated with the utmost care. When processing personal data, the WHC Amsterdam therefore acts in accordance with the new law (as of May 25, 2018) General Data Protection Regulation (AVG) and other privacy legislation.
If you are a patient with us then we process personal data about you. By processing we mean that we will store, supplement, provide your data to your healthcare providers and, after a period of time, also delete it. When you are treated by us, we will process your medical data in your patient record.
This is necessary to provide you with the best possible care. WHC Amsterdam uses appropriate technical and organizational measures to secure your personal data against loss or unlawful use. Persons who have access to your data on behalf of WHC Amsterdam are bound to strict confidentiality.
What and why?
For proper (medical) treatment it is necessary to collect data from you: your state of health, results of examinations, diagnosis and treatment plans. These are recorded in a medical file. Besides your medical data, we also need other personal data, such as your name, address and date of birth. We need this to identify you and to ensure that we do not confuse you with another patient.
In some cases we are required by law to share some of your personal data with another party, for example, to send an invoice to your health insurance company. As a hospital, we are also required by law to monitor our quality of care and to contribute to the quality of care in the Netherlands. Sometimes this requires us to provide data to national registries. If it is necessary for your treatment or health, we inform your (family) physician who referred you to the Women's Healthcare Center about the most important findings. We do not provide data if it is not necessary.
For all data, we do not process more data than we need to provide you with good care. All healthcare providers and staff directly involved in your treatment have a legal duty of confidentiality and will not share your data with others if there is no legal or medical need to do so. If we do feel it is important to share your information with others, you may decide to do so and we will ask for your permission. Of course you may say no. This has no consequences for your treatment. In emergencies or emergency situations, we may be forced to decide for you. Your health always weighs most important to us.
For a complete overview please see the Privacy Statement brochure
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